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cocotte

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[ koh-kot, kuh-; French kaw-kawt ]
/ koʊˈkɒt, kə-; French kɔˈkɔt /
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noun, plural co·cottes [koh-kots; French kaw-kawt]. /koʊˈkɒts; French kɔˈkɔt/.
a high-class female prostitute in the second half of the 19th century and the very early 20th century; demimondaine.
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Origin of cocotte

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First recorded in 1865–70; from French: originally a child's word for a hen, equivalent to coq cock1 + -otte feminine suffix

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cocotte2
[ koh-kot, kuh-; French kaw-kawt ]
/ koʊˈkɒt, kə-; French kɔˈkɔt /

noun, plural co·cottes [koh-kots; French kaw-kawt]. /koʊˈkɒts; French kɔˈkɔt/.
a round or oval casserole, usually of earthenware or fireproof porcelain, used especially for cooking an individual portion of meat, fowl, or game.

Origin of cocotte

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1865–70; <French: small cast-iron pot for stewing meat; alteration, by suffix substitution, of Middle French cocasse, coquasse applied to various receptacles, obscurely akin to coquemar kettle, by uncertain mediation <Medieval Greek koukoumárion (or its presumed VL source), ultimately derivative of Latin cucuma kettle
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British Dictionary definitions for cocotte

cocotte
/ (kəʊˈkɒt, kə-, French kɔkɔt) /

noun
a small fireproof dish in which individual portions of food are cooked and served
a prostitute or promiscuous woman

Word Origin for cocotte

C19: from French, from nursery word for a hen, feminine of coq cock 1
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